Livestock Handling and Transport

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Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new ...

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Overview

Edited by world-renowned animal scientist Dr. Temple Grandin, this practical book integrates scientific research and industry literature on cattle, pigs, poultry, sheep, goats, deer, and horses, in both the developed and developing world, to provide a practical guide to humane handling and minimizing animal stress. Reviewing the latest research on transport systems, restraint methods and facilities for farms and slaughterhouses, this fully updated fourth edition of Livestock Handling and Transport includes new coverage of animal handling in South America, and reviews extensive new research on pig transportation in North America.

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Editorial Reviews

American Veterinary Medical Association
“This book is a must for very library of veterinary medicine, animal science and animal behavior.”
Animal Transportation Association
“For anyone involved in the animal transportation industry this is an essential reference work.”
From the Publisher
"Insufficient scientific information on livestock handling and transport not only cause significant social and moral conflicts, but also great economic losses whereas the scientifically based knowledge presented in this book may contribute to its decrease. Hopefully this reviewed book will be read, studied and used to fulladvantage."

"Anyone involved in livestock production can consider owning a copy of this book as an investment."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781780643212
  • Publisher: CAB International North America
  • Publication date: 8/28/2014
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 496
  • Sales rank: 1,379,676
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 1.30 (d)

Meet the Author

Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin is Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. Dr. Grandin’s work includes design of animal handling systems, research on livestock behavior, and auditing animal welfare. She has visited 26 countries and has served on the OIE animal welfare ad hoc committee for slaughter. Her previous livestock books are: Livestock Handling and Transport, Genetics and the Behavior of Domestic Animals and Humane Livestock Handling. Her popular press books on animal behavior have been both U.S. and international bestsellers. Throughout her career, Dr. Grandin has worked to combine scientific research results with practical application in the field. In North America, cattle are handled in equipment she designed for meat plants. She has received awards for her work on animal welfare from both the livestock industry and animal welfare NGOs. She has awards from The Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, The American Meat Institute, American Society for Animal Science and the Humane Society of the U.S.

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Table of Contents

1. A Whole Systems Approach to the Evaluation of Handling and Transport of Cattle, Pigs, Poultry, Sheep, and Other Livestock
2. General Principles of Stress and Well-Being
3. Causes of Poor Welfare and Assessment of Welfare during Handling and Transport
4. Behavioural Principles of Handling Cattle and Other Grazing Animals under Extensive Conditions
5. Low Stress Restraint, Handling, and Weaning of Cattle
6. Handling Cattle Raised In Close Association with People
7. Handling Races, Corrals, and Restraint of Extensively Raised Cattle
8. Dairy Cattle Behaviour, Automation and Well-Being
9. Factors That Affect the Welfare of Cattle, Pigs, and Sheep during Transport
10. Research on Transportation and Handling of Cattle and Pigs in South America
11. Behavioural Principles of Sheep Handling
12. Design of Sheep Yards and Shearing Shed
13. Sheep Transport
14. Dogs for Guarding and Herding Livestock
15. Behavioural Principles of Pig Handling
16. Pig Transport
17. Transportation of Pigs by Trucks in North America
18. Handling and Transport of Horses
19. Deer Handling and Transport
20. Poultry Handling and Transport
21. Stress Physiology of Animals during Transport
22. Handling and Welfare of Livestock in Slaughter Plants
23. Biosecurity for Animal Health and Safety

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